Factors’ Influencing Lead Time in Supplies Procurement Management in Public Organization

Laizer, Johnson Saiteu (2013) Factors’ Influencing Lead Time in Supplies Procurement Management in Public Organization. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study focuses on the factors influencing lead time in supplies procurement management in an organization; a case of Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority in Ngorongoro District. The research was conducted in three categories within NCAA. The main objective of the study was to assess factors influencing lead time in supplies procurement management in an organization. Specifically, the study intended to: determine factors influencing lead time in supplies procurement management in an organisation; examine whether lead time in supplies procurement management procedures and policies are efficiently and effectively followed; and identify the challenges facing lead time in supplies procurement management. The research methodology was designed to collect data from 108 respondents where by different research tools were used including questionnaires, interview, participatory observation, focus group discussion and documentary. The collected data from the study was statistically analyzed using SPSS software 16.0 versions. The findings reveal that lead time in supplies procurement management in an organization is a vital aspect for better performance of any organization if well addressed. Furthermore, the findings reveal that reduced lead time also brings reduction of costs, realization of profit, effective and efficient operation within an organization and customer satisfaction. Therefore, it is recommended that lead time should be well applied in order to avoid delay of supplies during its procurement management as well as reduce unnecessary costs to an organization.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2015 10:52
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 10:20
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/505

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